The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict

The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict

By (author) Trenton Lee Stewart , Illustrated by Diana Sudyka

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Before there was a Mysterious Benedict Society, there was simply a boy named Nicholas Benedict. Meet the boy who started it all.... Nine-year-old Nicholas Benedict has more problems than most children his age. Not only is he an orphan with an unfortunate nose, but also he has narcolepsy, a condition that gives him terrible nightmares and makes him fall asleep at the worst possible moments. Now he's sent to a new orphanage, where he encounters vicious bullies, selfish adults, strange circumstances -- and a mystery that could change his life forever. Luckily, he has one important thing in his favor: He's a genius. On his quest to solve the mystery, Nicholas finds enemies around every corner, but also friends in unexpected places -- and discovers along the way that the greatest puzzle of all is himself.

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  • Paperback | 470 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 40.64mm | 408.23g
  • 04 Sep 2013
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0316176206
  • 9780316176200
  • 13,211

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Trenton Lee Stewart is the author of the award-winning and "New York Times "bestselling Mysterious Benedict Society series. He lives in Arkansas with his wife and two sons. Diana Sudyka received a master of fine arts degree from Northwestern University. She lives and works in Chicago as an artist.

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* "Gives readers a reason to fall in love with the series all over again...[with] adventures, danger, cleverness, dry wit, and good-hearted characters at the center of the action." ""Booklist," starred review""

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